I'm ready to leave Tumblr for something simple yet powerful. It would be great to design and build the UI, but not have to worry about the admin parts. Suggestions?
I've been working on a theme for myself. It's really pretty and easy to customize.
This looks really appetizing - have you built anything with it? Can you show us a link?
I stick to Jekyll. I think it's pretty good if you want to focus on both design and content. Kirby is also a pretty good, and highly customizable CMS - the only caveat being that you haven to pay per installation.
While not self-hosted - but Zesty (http://gozesty.com) is a nice robust, hosted CMS that has some great features for SEO as well. Definitely worth checking out!
There was another thread here on the same subject a week ago but it's a bit hard to find without search ;)
Jekyll is only good if you're geeky enough but it all comes down to what you want. Is it for blogging? Is it for a business website? For you? For clients?
Not exactly the easiest to pick up but I haven't found a better CMS than ExpressionEngine. It's very powerful (too powerful, for simple use cases, in fact) and doesn't make any assumptions about your design or markup. http://ellislab.com/expressionengine
This tweet and its replies may also help you. :) https://twitter.com/kerem/status/308381904913178624
That conversation took us back to 1995.
Hahaha, I know what you mean. I just thought that the tweet would get replies which the OP would find useful, since Kerem wants to switch from Tumblr as well.